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  • Introducing the Changing Face of Victoria exhibition at State Library Victoria

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    Curator Kate Bird introduces State Library Victoria’s fascinating and free exhibition 'The changing face of Victoria'.

    Among the remarkable items are Ned Kelly’s infamous armour, a series of photographs showing women over 60 by renowned photographer Ruth Maddison, items depicting Chinese immigration during the Goldrush and Melbourne’s first amusement park Cremorne Gardens.

    This free exhibition is open 10am–6pm daily except Thursdays, when it is open until 9pm. Find our more at: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/...... Show less
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  • Talks and lectures at the Library Play all

    From fashion and book design to art and animation. The Library runs an eclectic and inquisitive lecture program exploring collections, history and ideas.

    Find upcoming lectures at the Library here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on
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  • White Night Melbourne 2018 Play all

    White Night Melbourne 2018 at State Library Victoria.
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  • Meet our collections team Play all

    Our collections team uncover some of their favourite treasures.
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  • What's your story? Play all

    Stories are powerful things, and the Library is home to millions of different stories.

    Hear stories from fellow Victorians – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.

    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-your-story
    • What's your story? - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 312 views
      Watch tantalising snippets of stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Abe's story: How the Library changed my life - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 494 views
      Poet Abe Nouk talks about how books and the Library changed his life.

      Abe was the 2015 Victorian Poetry Slam Champion for his moving spoken word piece about literacy. Watch his performance here:
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    • Rex's story - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 101 views
      Watch tantalising snippets of stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Kaz's story - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 199 views
      Watch tantalising snippets of stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Sam's story - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 135 views
      Sam talks about the day when he learned of his father's death. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Genevieve's story - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 200 views
      Genevieve recalls the time when she won her dream job. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Ann's story - Duration: 69 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 70 views
      Ann recalls an unexpected source of excitement during a recent road trip. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Mikelangelo's story - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 60 views
      Mikelangelo recounts the experience of visiting his ancestral homeland for the first time. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them ...
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    • Marcia's story - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 47 views
      Marcia recounts a profoundly affecting experience that occurred a quarter of a century ago, in Cyprus. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, ...
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    • Nicholas' story - Duration: 55 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 49 views
      Nicholas offers a child's-eye perspective on Marvellous Melbourne. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Lynn's story - Duration: 48 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 87 views
      Lynn talks about an occasion when she was overcome by patriotic fervour. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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    • Masoud's story - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 96 views
      Masoud shares the lessons he learned from heartbreak. Watch more stories from fellow Victorians in this playlist – some personal, some surprising, all of them unique.
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